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The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is a Reformed, evangelical Protestant Christian denomination. The PCA professes a strong commitment to evangelism, missionary work, and Christian education. The church declares its goal to be “true to the Scriptures, faithful to the Reformed faith [Our Standards], and obedient to the Great Commission.”

LRPC is proudly affiliated with the PCA

Constitutional Documents

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in America, which is subject to and subordinate to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inerrant Word of God, consists of its doctrinal standards set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Book of Church Order, comprising the Form of Government, the Rules of Discipline and the Directory for Worship; all as adopted by the Church.

Parliamentary Procedure

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) conducts its meetings according to Robert’s Rules of Order, the globally recognized standard for parliamentary procedure. For more information about Robert’s Rules, visit robertsrules.com or search this site for summary material pertinent to the PCA.

Ecclesiastical Structure

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Book of Church Order (BCO) lays out the PCA’s ecclesiastical structure in chapters 1 through 26. Taken together, these chapters constitute the BCO’s first part, treating the PCA’s Form of Government.

PCA Resources

PCA and other recommended resource links that you may find useful to learning more about our denomination:

Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

PCA – Administrative Committee (ac)

PCA – Committee on Discipleship Ministries (cdm)

PCA – Mission to North America (mna)

PCA – Reformed University Fellowship (ruf)


Our Church’s PCA Presbytery – Chesapeake 


Our PCA Book of Church Order (BCO)

An Introduction to our BCO presented in sixteen short segments, by Dr Dominic Aquila and Rev. Fred Greco.

Other Related Reference Links
Reformed Protestant, Creeds and Confessions

Westminster Confession of Faith

Apostles’ Creed / Nicene Creed

Belgic Confession / Heidelberg Catechism

New City Catechism

The slogan of the PCA church, started in 1973, declared its goal to be “true to the Scriptures, faithful to the Reformed faith [Westminster Confession], and obedient to the Great Commission.”


American Presbyterianism (1709-2019)

This is graphical timeline of American Presbyterianiam in the USA shown on a single page. This information charts the splits and unions of Presbyterian churches in the USA from 1709-2019. Its data is most heavily dependent on the Presbyterian Historical Society, especially the work of David Staniunas. Other sources consulted were For a Continuing Church by Sean Michael Lucas, History of Presbyterianism in America by Don Post and Chuck Frost, and Historical Roots of the Presbyterian Church in America by Don Clements.


Some Issues in our PCA Denomination


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